Coronavirus has had a terrible impact on society as a whole and as a football club we are sadly not immune to its effects. Unfortunately, significant reductions to our key revenue streams has hit us hard and although we are a well-managed club the financial impact has taken its toll on us.
When the 2019/20 football season was cancelled, we still had four home league games remaining (plus the possibility of lucrative play-off games) and with our clubhouse having to close we had no choice but to cancel several functions.
We also missed out on what would have been a busy European Championships during the summer and also a youth tournament which was planned for early May which we had to cancel.
Many of you reading this will already be aware that we are a semi-professional club run solely by a team of volunteers and we pride ourselves in providing a professional setting in a semi-pro environment.
Over the last few years we have been very successful winning numerous cup competitions and gaining promotion to the Southern League. With the club's centenary next year, we need to do all we can to ensure that the football club survives through one of the most challenging times in our history.
We are aiming to raise £5,000 which will go towards us sustaining our football projects, improving the services we currently provide and bring positivity to the local community in what has been a tough time for everyone.
Any donations will be greatly received. We know times are difficult for everyone, but we are hoping our fans, residents and local or national businesses can help us in any way they can
Anyone who donates to our cause no matter how small will get their name added to a ‘Wall of Fame’ which will be displayed in the club. We also arrange free entry to a game for anyone who donates who is a key worker.